Historical Events for 22nd July 2021

1934 – Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theatre, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents
1937 – Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections
1942 – Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
1942 – 4th Soviet army forms with 80 tanks
1959 – Benjamin Britten’s “Missa Brevis” in D premieres
1960 – Cuba nationalizes all US-owned sugar factories
1987 – Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
1994 – 23rd and last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
2005 – Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings
2019 – US President Donald Trump says US could win war in Afghanistan in a week “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth”

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